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Dan Hughes (born April 14, 1955) is an American basketball head coach in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). On October 4, 2017 the Seattle Storm announced the hiring of Hughes as the team's head coach.[1] He has guided stars such as Sue Bird, Natasha Howard, Mercedes Russell, and Jordin Canada.

Dan Hughes
Seattle Storm
PositionHead coach
LeagueWNBA
Personal information
Born (1955-04-14) April 14, 1955 (age 64)
Lowell, Ohio
NationalityAmerican
Career information
CollegeMuskingum (1972–1974)
Coaching career2000–present
Career history
1999Charlotte Sting (assistant)
1999Charlotte Sting
2000–2003Cleveland Rockers
2005–2009
2011–2016
San Antonio Stars
2018–presentSeattle Storm
Career highlights and awards

Hughes coached the Silver Stars from 2005 to 2009, and rejoined the team in 2011. Prior to the 2013 season, Hughes signed a multiyear contract extension. He has coached the most victories in franchise history.[2] On April 19, 2016, the Stars announced that Hughes would step down as general manager and head coach following the 2016 season.[3]

Coaching recordEdit

Legend
Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %
Playoffs PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
CHA 1999 20 10 10 .500 2nd in East 4 2 2 .500 Lost in Eastern Conference Finals
CLE 2000 32 17 15 .531 2nd in East 6 3 3 .500 Lost in Eastern Conference Finals
CLE 2001 32 22 10 .688 1st in East 3 1 2 .333 Lost in Eastern Conference Semi-Finals
CLE 2002 32 10 22 .313 7th in East - - - - Missed Playoffs
CLE 2003 34 17 17 .500 4th in East 3 1 2 .333 Lost in Eastern Conference Semi-Finals
SAS 2005 34 7 27 .206 7th in West - - - - Missed Playoffs
SAS 2006 34 13 21 .382 6th in West - - - - Missed Playoffs
SAS 2007 34 20 14 .588 2nd in West 5 2 3 .400 Lost in Western Conference Finals
SAS 2008 34 24 10 .706 1st in West 9 4 5 .444 Lost in WNBA Finals
SAS 2009 34 15 19 .441 4th in West 3 1 2 .333 Lost in Western Conference Semi-Finals
SAS 2011 34 18 16 .529 4th in West 3 1 2 .333 Lost in Western Conference Semi-Finals
SAS 2012 34 21 13 .618 3rd in West 2 0 2 .000 Lost in Western Conference Semi-Finals
SAS 2013 34 12 22 .353 5th in West - - - - Missed Playoffs
SAS 2014 34 16 18 .471 4th in West 2 0 2 .000 Lost in Western Conference Semi-Finals
SAS 2015 34 8 26 .235 6th in West - - - - Missed Playoffs
SAS 2016 34 7 27 .206 6th in West - - - - Missed Playoffs
SEA 2018 34 26 8 .765 1st in West 8 6 2 .750 Won WNBA Championship
Career 558 263 295 .471 48 21 27 .438

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dan Hughes new coach of the Seattle Storm". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2017-10-05.
  2. ^ WNBA: "Silver Stars and Dan Hughes Sign Contract Extension"
  3. ^ http://www.wnba.com/news/san-antonio-stars-announce-dan-hughes-succession-plan/

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